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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 05:35 AM
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Views: 689
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Any Hawaiian Child Care Providers Here?

Hi everyone, haven't logged on for a few years I think. Hope you're all well! My husband and I are thinking seriously about moving to Hawaii in the next year (specifically Hilo area on the big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I have a drop box and envelopes next to it. If...

I have a drop box and envelopes next to it. If cash, they must write the amount, date, and their child's name. If check, they don't need an envelope. Anyone who's payment isn't in the box at noon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
As a self employed person, you are not eligible...

As a self employed person, you are not eligible for a flexible spending account(FSA), or a health savings account (HSA). You could qualify to open an Archer MSA, which is a medical savings account...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,265
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Ugh, thanks for listening and commiserating guys,...

Ugh, thanks for listening and commiserating guys, I was in a rough state of mind last night when I wrote the post. I am in a position where my discipline methods are working great and I can have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,265
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I'm So Annoyed

I have to get this off my chest, please tell me I'm not the only one experiencing this! I think 10 out of my 12 moms are driving me totally bonkers. Almost every day for the past two weeks, it has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
When I was having trouble teaching my six...

When I was having trouble teaching my six preschoolers (rowdy boys!), I started a journey to build up my individual relationships with each of them. We started having one on one time each day, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,170
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I was playing with a Ring at Costco the other...

I was playing with a Ring at Costco the other day. They look so handy! I definitely want one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Unbelievable Evil

Have any of you seen this? I am sick to my stomach, bawling my eyes out. How can someone just sit there and record this awful stuff and not do anything? I want to hug that baby so tight.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
The only reason children learn to do anything is...

The only reason children learn to do anything is through necessity, and language is no different. All the kids I've had whose parents predicted their needs and met them before the child had a chance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Our state regs say 1/2 cup bleach per gallon of...

Our state regs say 1/2 cup bleach per gallon of water.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,927
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I think it took a while for this to sink in for...

I think it took a while for this to sink in for me, but I totally get it now. The universal rule regarding daycare clients is: They will always do what is in their best interest. No matter how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
With my littles, I always do "practice runs"...

With my littles, I always do "practice runs" where I tell them what we're going to do, show them with my hand, practice with their hand, then do it for real. And I usually have someone help me. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Thanks everyone for the replies! The past few...

Thanks everyone for the replies! The past few weeks we have been talking about what to expect when baby comes here with her, and I'm still really confident she'll be able to handle everything. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
That's a legit concern. But she'll only have 4...

That's a legit concern. But she'll only have 4 kids in addition to the baby. They'll be between 2.5 and 3.5, and unless we have any turnover, they'll have been with her since last fall so they'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Fair?

I have a full time employee who happens to be my cousin. She's incredible with the kids, so reliable it's not even funny, and I dearly love her. She's also expecting a baby in November. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,853
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I'm really having fun debating this election with...

I'm really having fun debating this election with intelligent people who have done their research! I don't really want to stereotype, but all the Trump supporters in western Kansas are only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,853
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I do appreciate your perspective. And I am...

I do appreciate your perspective. And I am willing to concede that Trump wasn't entirely to blame for his bankruptcies; there was a board, a huge room full of decision makers, and an unpredictable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,853
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I think what most Trump supporters like about him...

I think what most Trump supporters like about him is that they think he's business savvy and will create wealth for our country. It's a very interesting debate, and it sounds great, but we all know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,853
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I'm glad you mentioned funding, here is a...

I'm glad you mentioned funding, here is a resource page about how ALL his proposals will be fully funded. That's the #1 question asked.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,853
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
It's Bernie or bust for me. I've campaigned hard...

It's Bernie or bust for me. I've campaigned hard for him, phone banking and canvassing first in Des Moines, then here in Kansas, and finally in Missouri. I can't vote for Hillary because:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,642
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
That's crazy, I have the exact opposite problem. ...

That's crazy, I have the exact opposite problem. I made a huge batch of shredded chicken with taco seasoning, shredded lettuce, and let the kids pick their own tomatoes off our hanging basket for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,504
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Omg, thanks for that. I didn't even pay...

Omg, thanks for that. I didn't even pay attention to the date. Someone had posted a reply, that's why it popped up...then the reply disappeared? I'm not crazy, I swear.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,504
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
When I accepted subsidy, I still used the cash...

When I accepted subsidy, I still used the cash method. I'm assuming your daycare is a center with employees? One thing to consider with the accrual method is that it doesn't offer an accurate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Sign them up for our pen pal group! I have SA...

Sign them up for our pen pal group! I have SA kids in the same age range, and we will be writing all summer!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Sign them up for our pen pal group! I have SA...

Sign them up for our pen pal group! I have SA kids in the same age range, and we will be writing all summer!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,020
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Hey ThriftyLady, I would be so thrilled if you...

Hey ThriftyLady, I would be so thrilled if you would be willing to take that on! Maybe the end date for sign up can be mid May?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,020
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Pen Pals?

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in exchanging pen pal letters between school age kids this summer? I want to keep the kids busy writing, and it might be fun for them to learn about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I had an automatic dispenser....disaster. ...

I had an automatic dispenser....disaster. Couldn't trust the kids to not play with it. Soap everywhere. They broke it after two weeks.

I just use a regular pump and I have the SA kids refill it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,211
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I do like to make a good first impression, so I...

I do like to make a good first impression, so I clean above and beyond the normal amount. I also like to have fresh baked cookies right out of the oven. Smell is the strongest sense tied to memory,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,398
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I've had these for 8 years, and they've lasted...

I've had these for 8 years, and they've lasted dozens of children. I have 3 tables and 12 chairs. We use them to eat breakfast, lunch, and snack, we use them for art projects, we even take them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,235
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Yes, I have a nit-free policy. During an...

Yes, I have a nit-free policy. During an outbreak, I do thorough head checks each morning and wash my hands after each one. The parents are not allowed to leave until the child has been declared...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Thanks for the input. What were the behaviors? ...

Thanks for the input. What were the behaviors? The main ones I'm interested in stopping are the whining, complaining, "I'm Booooooored" business that sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Non-Food Rewards

Anyone have a great reward system for SA kids over the summer? I'm thinking of having a "funny money" reward system. They'd start off the week with five "dollars" and will have the opportunity to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I'm not doubting your memory, they seem to fiddle...

I'm not doubting your memory, they seem to fiddle with the regs all the time! I hated all their rules and tried very hard to only find private pay families, but there was a great need for assistance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I was a DCF contracted provider in KS for years,...

I was a DCF contracted provider in KS for years, but since moving to our new home have not renewed my contract with them, as I have an abundance of private-pay parents. When I was contracted, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
This morning I posted a sign on the door that...

This morning I posted a sign on the door that said "I apologize for the inconvenience, but daycare is closed today for a family emergency. Please text me if you have any questions, otherwise we will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,959
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Our state regs have an open door policy written...

Our state regs have an open door policy written into them which roughly translates "No parent shall be denied access to their child when they show up at the most ridiculously inconvenient time of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,959
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Totally valid point. Zero naptime pickups. But...

Totally valid point. Zero naptime pickups. But I'm not willing to term. So where does that leave me?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,959
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Good point. I can be tougher. Instead of...

Good point. I can be tougher. Instead of terming, I am going to attach an inconvenience fee to naptime pickups. $30 for first offense, $50 for second, $100 for third. Sound fair?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,031
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I've trained many new kids to daycare and I...

I've trained many new kids to daycare and I assure you it's much harder to train the parents than the children. Stay consistent and keep enforcing rules for both. Once you get to know the child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,959
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Grrr - Parent Interruptions

All kids go downstairs to get ready for nap at 12:00 pm sharp. We read books, tuck in, and turn out the light by about 12:20, at which time I go upstairs and leave my assistant with the sleeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I didn't think your advice was rude, and you're...

I didn't think your advice was rude, and you're quite right that it isn't my place to diagnose him. I think my main reason for asking about a diagnosis is that I'm concerned I don't have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Possible Autism? Help Please!

I have a new daycare boy who has been with me for 3 weeks. He's about to turn 4, so I placed him in my preschool class, but he's not adapting well even though he's sweet as pie. He can't hold a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
With 8 "potty trained" boys in the house (I use...

With 8 "potty trained" boys in the house (I use that phrase oh-so-loosely...do boys ever really finish training how to correctly pee in a toilet? I'm still training my husband) I am FOREVER cleaning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,234
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Vaccination records are one of the items I go...

Vaccination records are one of the items I go over when a parent asks what paperwork I require to enroll. If a parent informs me that they don't vaccinate their child, I let them know that I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,773
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Just read the entire story and...WOW. :eek: ...

Just read the entire story and...WOW. :eek:

I like your messenger idea with the girl's items + term letter all in a neat package, perhaps with a bow. After you do send it, the most important...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Thanks for the links Blackcat! I have seen you...

Thanks for the links Blackcat! I have seen you post that book before, and I just ordered it. After I read it, I think I'll extol it to all the parents, and offer to let dcm borrow it. I also do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Firstly, he doesn't exactly fall asleep in...

Firstly, he doesn't exactly fall asleep in preschool, we're far too busy and active for that to happen, but he just looks exhausted and can't concentrate at all.

And the reason I haven't said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Sleep Deprived

Just like all the times I want to tell a parent that they're parenting wrong, I need to dig deep and find a super delicate, tactful way to phrase my suggestion.

I have a 4 yo dcb that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,597
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I have one checking account. Being a sole...

I have one checking account. Being a sole proprietor, my business is not it's own separate entity and there's no reason for me to treat it as such. If the IRS wants to go through my account,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Copied from a local provider who attended the...

Copied from a local provider who attended the meeting:

1. Background check will get more stringent, finger printing required, few will be associated with this process. Possible start Sept 2017. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
"Group home child care. As discussed earlier, we...

"Group home child care. As discussed earlier, we are proposing a technical change to delete group home child care from the variety of child care categories at § 98.30(e) from which parents receiving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/12/2...

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/12/24/2015-31883/child-care-and-development-fund-ccdf-program#h-12


I found this, if you care to read it. I'm not even 10% done and I've been on it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Changes to KS Regulations

Are there any Kansas providers that have inside information about the changes coming to our regs? It is so strange to me that the state is keeping it such a secret. I wasn't able to attend the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I'm in my third year of Mother Goose Time, and I...

I'm in my third year of Mother Goose Time, and I think they have a 3 year rotation, so I'm not sure if I'm going to renew this fall or not. I have all the materials they sent me, lesson books,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,305
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Ok, I almost cried I laughed so hard about all...

Ok, I almost cried I laughed so hard about all the shoving-into-womb stuff. But seriously, here's some wisdom:


“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”


― Maya...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7950...

http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79509&highlight=lice
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
The most important thing to do is to immediately...

The most important thing to do is to immediately implement a NO-NIT policy. Head checks for everyone at dropoff, and parent may not go until child is cleared. If a single nit (egg) comes back to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Mine is here most of the time during drop...

Mine is here most of the time during drop off/pick up, and he runs calls during the day. He knows every parent, every child, and everything that I know usually. He answers the door often and chats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
If it's college savings you're most worried...

If it's college savings you're most worried about, consider opening a 529 plan. Tax deductible, great benefits for the kids, and it doesn't take a huge monthly amount to see a big investment grow by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
There are so many things to consider. Your age...

There are so many things to consider. Your age and expected years of contribution are the biggest. The younger you are and the more time you have to build your retirement fund, the bigger risk you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,843
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I would absolutely stay out of this. I've been...

I would absolutely stay out of this. I've been in this position twice in a very small town, and have always refused to sink down to a level of revenge I wouldn't feel comfortable with. The very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,243
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Thanks for posting this! I applied. That would...

Thanks for posting this! I applied. That would rock SO much if I could even qualify for a second place $2500 grant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I've been full for quite a while, but still have...

I've been full for quite a while, but still have one or two calls a week. I've actually started to collect email addresses for potential clients, and plan to send out one email to all when I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,843
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
In the morning, I would message back: ...

In the morning, I would message back:

"Although I will miss dcb very much and have loved watching him, I feel that the termination of our contract leaves nothing to chat about. Best of luck to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,843
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Awesome response! I know this sucks now, but you...

Awesome response! I know this sucks now, but you have likely saved yourself so much grief in the future. She messed up so badly, and if she had gotten away with it, would have continued to badmouth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,843
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I have one incidence where I was 100% sure the...

I have one incidence where I was 100% sure the parent had read my vent about them on here. She didn't tell me, and I didn't ask, but she specifically referenced terms I used and others had used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,843
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Awesome!!

Awesome!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,843
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I wonder what the email version of a Freudian...

I wonder what the email version of a Freudian slip is called? Has anybody pondered the idea that the email wasn't an accident? Random thoughts.

I don't blame you for being angry and hurt. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I have this little guy, except mine is 20 months....

I have this little guy, except mine is 20 months. He's a tyrant, demands cookies or he won't get in the car, has giant soul-shaking screaming fits when he doesn't get his way (which is all the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I keep all of mine on a counter where the littles...

I keep all of mine on a counter where the littles can't reach, and even kids who can reach are trained to ask permission before grabbing. We have water breaks roughly every hour where we all go over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,294
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
This has been on my mind the last week. I have a...

This has been on my mind the last week. I have a 4 yo guy who needs 15 hugs from mom before she can leave (Dad sets a limit and only gives 2). I get annoyed with his constant neediness for hugs as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,523
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Just want to jump back in for a quick update. ...

Just want to jump back in for a quick update. Boy, was that a fun ride reading through all the comments I've missed!

I apologized for the very human error that was made, on behalf of the museum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,523
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Thanks everybody for your replies (and...

Thanks everybody for your replies (and sympathy!). :)

I considered talking to the museum director, but honestly she seems to have such poor judgement I don't know if it would accomplish anything....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,523
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Would You?

So we are members at a children's museum that is conveniently located across the street from my house. We take the kids there once or twice a week, and have a great routine where we walk in, sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Honestly, I've been through the "my child...

Honestly, I've been through the "my child said..." chat with so many parents I've lost count. The more you call, the more desperate and guilty you seem. If you smile, shrug, and say "You should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,566
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
What's your exception for? Here is a copy of my...

What's your exception for? Here is a copy of my supervision plan, and it's been approved for years in two different counties in KS. I did make a floor plan of my house, but that was for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,653
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
The whole situation stinks. You absolutely have...

The whole situation stinks. You absolutely have to cut ties and find a new provider asap. If she's refunding your deposit, that's the very best you can hope for. Are you asking do you have a legal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Experience has taught me two things: 1. You...

Experience has taught me two things:

1. You don't have to accept every family that wants a spot in your daycare.

2. Your gut instinct is almost ALWAYS correct.

If you think this family will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2016, 10:56 AM
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Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I always go to the Bday parties I'm invited to. ...

I always go to the Bday parties I'm invited to. It makes them so happy. We always do a special party, cupcakes of their choice, dancing, etc. at my house too. I just LOVE birthdays! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,799
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Careful, the rules about watching children...

Careful, the rules about watching children without a license are a bit more strict than you think. Here are the rules:


There are four circumstances where licensing is not required in Kansas. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,799
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Katie, I am in Kansas as well! I had a daycare...

Katie, I am in Kansas as well! I had a daycare in a rural town for about 3 years, then moved to the KC area and have been open here for about 3 years. What county are you in? The very best piece...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I have this exact behavior going on now with two...

I have this exact behavior going on now with two boys from different families. The main smuggling route is in the pockets of their cargo pants, so I make a habit of literally patting them down like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Definitely depends on the hardwood. After three...

Definitely depends on the hardwood. After three years of daycare, mine are horribly scratched. Every scootch of a chair makes me wince. They popped the tires off a monster truck and scraped it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I, personally, would not have done that, but then...

I, personally, would not have done that, but then I don't take paid vaca days. If your provider has a certain number of paid vacation days allowed in your contract, then I suppose there's no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I would be a little hurt too. After all, you're...

I would be a little hurt too. After all, you're a part of their family. Sometimes a little professional distance is ok though. By the way, good luck with the twins! You're so much braver than I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,101
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I'm a huge fan of catering to all the multiple...

I'm a huge fan of catering to all the multiple intelligences in my preschool class. Every month, we do a letter of the week for three weeks, then a review week. We sing about the letter, trace the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I only take 18 months and up, and I totally...

I only take 18 months and up, and I totally admire those of you who can juggle multiple infant naps along with normal toddler naps. I, however, can not.

Naptime for us is from 12:30 to 2:30, on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Hand Foot Mouth

Ok, have my first case of Hand Foot Mouth. How bad is it? What precautions do I need to take other than standard 24 hour fever free? Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,930
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I missed something, I've never heard of serving...

I missed something, I've never heard of serving one component at a time. It seems like many of you do this, can you explain it to me? What benefits do you see, do the kids eat veggies better? I've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I've told this to many people, all my daycare...

I've told this to many people, all my daycare families included, that this is my absolute favorite job and I can't see myself doing anything else.

I graduated with an equine repro management...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
What the heck is a baby fight club? Like they...

What the heck is a baby fight club? Like they make babies fight each other??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I just sent out my annual rant letter and...

I just sent out my annual rant letter and included the following pet peeves of mine:

No bringing outside food, drink, or toys in my house. Say goodbye to them in the car and don't let your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,753
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Definitely avocados! Put them in a chocolate...

Definitely avocados! Put them in a chocolate smoothie. Chocolate protein powder, almond milk, and an avocado. Can't taste the avocado, but it's thick and rich!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
What makes you think you're not a teacher? You...

What makes you think you're not a teacher? You are teaching them every second they're in your care. You teach them manners, how to use a fork, how to blow their nose, how to share and how to treat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
That's fair! Trust me, you won't feel guilty...

That's fair! Trust me, you won't feel guilty when you have peace, quiet, and sanity instead of that hot mess described. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I wouldn't feel bad at all about opening the door...

I wouldn't feel bad at all about opening the door when mom knocks, pushing the little darling out, and locking the door.
Your options are:

A. Just hand the child off outside and you'll never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,100
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
Hope it comes back quickly! It's a necessary...

Hope it comes back quickly! It's a necessary tool of our trade, lol!

A few months ago I began whispering to get my preschool class quiet. They expect me to clap or raise my voice or whistle, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,249
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
This was definitely my first thought. OP, I...

This was definitely my first thought.

OP, I would advise you to follow your contract and pay for your spot as agreed. There are so many unknowns in this situation that it's unfair for you to jump...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By NoMoreJuice!
I have a sensor in my bathroom and we tied the...

I have a sensor in my bathroom and we tied the fan to the light. So when the light pops on, so does the fan. That may drive you nuts, but it's an option. :)
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